PDA directory lists low-cost, no-cost dental clinics throughout Pennsylvania
Uninsured and underinsured Pennsylvanians often have difficulty finding low-cost dental care. That's why the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) developed its Dental Clinic Directory, a compilation of Pennsylvania's free and reduced-fee dental clinics and centers.
To assist citizens of the Commonwealth in locating these clinics, in June PDA distributed copies of its Dental Clinic Directory to state legislators in Harrisburg so they can quickly direct a concerned constituent to a proper dental care center.
“The nearly 5,600 members of the Pennsylvania dental Association are committed to promoting optimal dental care to the public and to improving availability of dental care for all citizens of Pennsylvania,” said Michael D. Cerveris, DMD, immediate past president of the PDA and chair of the American dental Association's Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations.
“By providing copies of the Dental Clinic Directory to all state legislators, we hope to improve access to dental care for those people who qualify for free or reduced-fee dental care at clinics across the Commonwealth,” added Cerveris.
Anyone having difficulty securing regular dental car who qualifies for free or reduced-fee care, may contact their state representative or senator's office. Staff will be able to use the PDA directory to assist in finding a clinic. For those with internet access, visit the PDA's website, http://www.padental.org, to view the complete directory.
The directory lists care by county. The PDA will update the directory as new clinics are established or brought to its attention.